Neptune’s Kingdom, located at Playa Piskado, is an inspiring scuba diving or snorkeling experience on Curaçao as The regal King Neptune watches over his underwater kingdom at the top of the drop-off, and is a must-do photo opp.
Robert Wyland sums up this dramatic and breath taking experience the best with this quote: “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves. Into the ocean went a world more fantastic than any imagination could inspire.”
Located below All West Apartments and Diving in Westpunt, Curaçao – Playa Piskado (also known as Playa Grandi) is a working fishermen’s beach that is home to turtles, a statue of King Neptune and an interesting, vibrant reef. Due to its proximity to the West point of the island, the reef is mostly hard corals and usually teeming with hundreds of types of fish. The regal King Neptune watches over his underwater kingdom at the top of the drop-off, and is a must-do photo opp.
For years the local fishermen have been cleaning and selling fish at this particular beach which is also a Fisherman’s Wharf. These daily activities resulted in a group of sea turtles feeding on the remains of the fish and becoming residents at the beach. If you’re lucky, you may see trigger fish and larger pelagics, more common on the wild North side, and pretty rare on the protected South side.
Nowadays, Playa Piskadó has become a popular spot for our island’s visitors and snorkeling ‘with’ the turtles is in high demand. BUT, before you get in the water we would like to invite you to first read the signs and information made available at the beach by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao.
Please respect our sea turtles and our local fishermen at Playa Piskadó. Do not touch nor feed the turtles, don’t chase after them but respect their natural environment and help us conserve this beautiful and unique experience.
Playa Piskado (Playa Grandi) is part of a Sea Turtle Protection Initiative by
Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao (STCC)